Marshal

    This part of our family tree shows the father and grandfather of Sir William Marshall who was an advisor of King John.  Sir Williamís great great grandson was Scotlandís national hero, Robert the Bruce.
    Also, Maud Marshall, Sir William Marshalís 1st child, was married in 1207 to Sir Hugh Bigod (Magna Charts Surety).  A great great grandson of Maud Marshal and Sir High Bigod was Walter Stewart, husband of Marjory Bruce and father of King Robert II of Scotland.

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Generation One
Gilbert Marshal, who was The Marshal of the Royal Household of King Henry I
    The Marshal was responsible for everything connected to the horses of the royal household, the hawks and the hounds as well. He had the general duty of keeping order in the royal court/household, arranging for the billeting of members of the court, keeping tallies and other vouchers of the expenditures of the household, keeping rolls of all who performed their military service there, and being responsible for the imprisonment of debtors.

Died before 1130 and he left the following sons:


Generation Two
John FitzGilbert Marshal, who was The Marshal of the Royal Household.  During the wars between the Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I and her cousin King Stephen, John FitzGilbert Marshal supported first King Stephen and later the Empress.
    For details, see Catharine Armstrong's John Fitz Gilbert, The Marshal

Died in 1164/65

John married first to and separated in 1141 from Aline Pipard and they had the following sons:Arms of William Marshal

John married second after 1141 to Sibyl de Salisbury and they had the following children:


Generation Three
William Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke and Marshal of England
    William Marshal was the Marshal of England, Protector of the Realm and Regent of England from 1216 to 1219.  A man of superior ability and exemplary character, he served four British monarchs as a royal advisor and as a warrior of outstanding prowess.  His life has been summarized in the biography by Sidney Painter: William Marshal:  Baron, Knight-Errant, Baron and Regent of England, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1982 ISBN 0802064981.
 

Cilgerran Castle, Dyfed
Cilgerran Castle
Captured in 1204 by William Marshall from Lord Rhys of Deheubarth.

    Richard Thomson in his An Historical Essay on the Magna Charta of King John, London, 1829; writes on Pages 288:
    "The Earl of Pembroke has received a noble character from all the historians who have mentioned him. He was termed through the world a most renowned and powerful Knight; Governor both of the realm and the Kingís person; a man of such worthiness, both in stoutness of stomach and martial knowledge, as England had few then which might be compared with him."

Born in 1146
Died on May 14, 1219, at Caversham, Berkshire, England
 

Pembroke Castle
William Marshal
Pembroke Castle, Dyfed
William Marshall's home 
located on a rocky promentory overlooking Milford Haven. 
William Marshal
Westminster Psalter,
circa 1250

William married in August 1189 at London, England to Isabel de Clare, Countess of Pembroke.
Click on Isabel de Clare for her ancestry.
William Marshal and Isabel de Clare had the following children:


Generation Four

Maud Marshal, Marshall of England, who married Magna Charta Surety Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk. Click on Hugh Bigod for the continuation of this line.

Lady Isabella Marshal, born October 9, 1200, who married Magna Charta Surety Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Gloucester.  Click on Gilbert de Clare for the continuation of this line.
 
 

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For more about William Marshal and his castles,
please visit Catharine Armstrong's William Marshal Earl of Pembroke

For further information, see the William Marshal's biography by Sidney Painter:
William Marshal: Baron, Knight-Errant, Baron and Regent of England,
Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 1982, ISBN 0802064981